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Baker Academic title chosen as winner of the American Society of Missiology Book Award

Ada, Mich. (June 23, 2022)— The American Society of Missiology (ASM) recently announced the winner of their 2021 Book Award for Excellence in Missiology. A Baker Academic title received the honor: Women in the Mission of the Church by Leanne M. Dzubinski and Anneke H. Stasson. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting, which was held June 17–19, 2022 in Notre Dame, IN.

As the ecumenical professional association for mission studies in North America, the American Society of Missiology includes more than 600 academicians, mission agency executives, and missionaries in a unique fellowship of scholarship and mission. ASM grants the Book Award each year to recognize a recent publication of distinction in an area related to the field of missiology and mission studies.

Leanne M. Dzubinski (PhD, University of Georgia) is associate dean, associate professor of intercultural education and studies, and director of the intercultural education graduate program at Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Anneke H. Stasson (PhD, Boston University) is associate professor of humanities and history at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

Women in the Mission of the Church by Leanne M. Dzubinski and Anneke H. Stasson
(Baker Academic, ISBN 9781540960726, EBOOK ISBN 9781493429189, $25.00)

Women have been central to the work of Christian ministry from the time of Jesus to the twenty-first century. Yet the story of Christianity is too often told as a story of men. This accessibly written book tells the story of women throughout church history, demonstrating their integral participation in the church’s mission. It highlights the legacies of a wide variety of women, showing how they have overcome obstacles to their ministries and have transformed cultural constraints to spread the gospel and build the church.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

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